Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers


Title: Courting Darkness

Author: Robin LaFevers

Release Date: February 5, 2019

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

SynopsisDeath wasn’t the end, it was only the beginning…

Sybella has always been the darkest of Death’s daughters, trained at the convent of Saint Mortain to serve as his justice. But she has a new mission now. In a desperate bid to keep her two youngest sisters safe from the family that nearly destroyed them all, she agrees to accompany the duchess to France, where they quickly find themselves surrounded by enemies. Their one ray of hope is Sybella’s fellow novitiates, disguised and hidden deep in the French court years ago by the convent—provided Sybella can find them.

Genevieve has been undercover for so many years, she struggles to remember who she is or what she’s supposed to be fighting for. Her only solace is a hidden prisoner who appears all but forgotten by his guards. When tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands—even if it means ignoring the long awaited orders from the convent.

As Sybella and Gen’s paths draw ever closer, the fate of everything they hold sacred rests on a knife’s edge. Will they find each other in time, or will their worlds collide, destroying everything they care about?

My Review: With a beautiful cover, and an intriguing synopsis, who wouldn’t be excited to read this novel? I was for sure. I have to be honest, I have not read His Fair Assassins Trilogy, but I read everywhere that this would be a separate novel, with characters from the trilogy. So anyone who hasn’t read the trilogy would be able to still understand this new duology, I really want to say that’s the case, and for the most part, yes, it is.

But I feel like I missed a lot of prequel by not reading the trilogy. Like a certain.. really important.. love interest duo???

So ya’ll wanna know what I did??

I placed an order for the whole His Fair Assassin trilogy! (Yay!)

Told in alternate POVs, which are the rave, and my favorite (it makes a novel so much more enjoyable to read for me). Sybella and Genevieve, basically bada** assassins, taking on different missions, trying to stop evil forces, while at the same time dealing with personal struggles. Packed with action, violence, some romance.. some..

Overall a good read, I do think however that if I were to have read His Fair Assassins trilogy I would’ve understood a lot more, the world building, the characters, overall more of the storyline.. Therefore, I will read this novel again, after I read the trilogy, and my rating will probably be the full five stars.. 

Thank You #BloomsburyPublishing for sending me this beautiful galley copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.. #Partner

On Sale February 5, 2019!

Love, Ellie

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